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CBD: The Marijuana Miracle

Why a Single Compound in Cannabis May Revolutionize Modern Medicine: The discovery of pot's astonishing medical potential is the most compelling new reason for legalizing the plant.
Posted: March 4, 2014
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Terpenes: Smell the Mystery

Terpenes are compounds that give cannabis its unique smell and make each strain unique. Terpenes have important therapeutic effects, as well.
Posted: March 1, 2014

Dr. Gupta’s Traveling Medicine Show

On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis' beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana.
Posted: February 28, 2014
Cannabis and alcoholism

Alcoholism and the Endocannabinoid System

Scientists have only recently begun to investigate and understand the critical role that the endocannabinoid system plays in alcohol addiction and various mood disorders. Alcohol dependence is linked to down-regulation of endocannabinoids and CB1 brain receptors.
Posted: February 27, 2014
Clinical Studies with Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Clinical Studies with Cannabis and Cannabinoids, 2005-2009

A growing number of clinical studies indicate that cannabis or single cannabinoids may have medicinal value for certain diseases. Between 1975 and the present, at least 110 controlled clinical studies have been published, assessing well over 6,100 patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.
Posted: February 26, 2014
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Cannabinoid Science Sheds New Light on the Darkness of PTSD

Recent scientific research highlights the crucial role of the endocannabinoid system in protecting against post-traumatic stress disorder.
Posted: February 25, 2014
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CBD Versus Nicotine

The role of the endocannabinoid system in nicotine addiction is being increasingly acknowledged. Researchers conducted a pilot, randomised double blind placebo controlled study set out to assess the impact of the ad-hoc use of cannabidiol (CBD) in smokers who wished to stop smoking.
Posted: February 24, 2014
Dr. Bonnie Goldstein on cannabis and epilepsy

Dr. Goldstein on Caring for Kids With Epilepsy

Bonni Goldstein, MD, spoke to 120 serious, devoted, desperate, courageous parents in Milpitas, CA, on the subject of CBD and Pediatric Epilepsy. “There’s a lot on the internet that’s opinion,” she said, “I’m here to give you the facts.”
Posted: February 24, 2014
Raphael Mechoulam on the future of cannabinoid science at ICRS

Mechoulam on the Next 50 Years

"Planning Research for the Next Half a Century" was the title of Raphael Mechoulam's talk at the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) meeting in Freiburg, Germany in the summer of 2012.
Posted: February 23, 2014
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Cannabis Oil Extraction Methods

Concentrated cannabis oil extracts are becoming increasingly popular among self-medicating patients as a claimed cure for many illnesses. Each oil extraction technique has advantages and disadvantages.
Posted: February 23, 2014